A Winter Walk


We took a walk at Lemoine Point (in Kingston, ON) on a mild Sunday afternoon.

Fresh air, sunshine, and spring-like temperatures lured us outside for a walk with the kids.  Teeny chickadees and fluffy squirrels were our company.




Snow in New Brunswick

It’s been some time since I’ve posted.  I seem to have gotten out of the habit of updating my blog sometime around the craziness before Christmas.

Since I took a few pictures while I was in NB over the holidays, I thought I’d go back a bit and share some of them with you.  These were taken in my parents’ backyard; it snowed nearly every day I was there.


A (Chilly) Walk in the Woods

black squirrel

It turned out to be a chilly walk in the woods, but one we enjoyed nonetheless.

With my children, parents, sister, and nephews, we braved the crisp fall air (and snow!) for a walk at Lemoine Point in Kingston, ON.

When my camera wasn’t tucked inside my jacket to protect it from the unexpected snowflakes, I managed a few shots – including this one of a fluffy black squirrel pausing for a snack.


Lunar Eclipse


On a quilt on the front lawn, my children and I waited for the lunar eclipse of the September super moon.


After a spell of cloudiness, we were awarded by the clearing of the sky and the beginning of the eclipse.


In a spectacular showing, the shadow moved across the moon while we watched.


The moon slowing turned a glowing firey red, making the wait very worthwhile.

Puzzles and Games

puzzle playDawn Blanchard Photography

A summer night at the cottage, piecing puzzles and playing Scattegories meant many laughs and memories made.

It is a relief to put away the smart phones and the tablets, to talk without texting, to be together without distractions.  It is a relief to know that our children still enjoy the simple things.

These nights are the ones we will remember.

Pictures for the Man Cave



With Father’s Day around the corner, I had the idea to do some photos for the man cave.  So I took my camera out to the garage to see what I could find.

Really, I could have spent hours out there, photographing the items I found.  Over the winter, on days when I was looking for subjects, I had forgotten how many interesting photo opportunities could be found in our garage.

I stayed out there for awhile, capturing the rows of wrenches and screwdrivers and other tools.  This photo is one of them, edited to sepia because it seemed to suit the style.

And the next rainy day, I just might head to the garage.